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Electric Water Heater Voltage Across Elements And To Ground



 

Name: Rich  City:

Question: What should the voltage be when testing element voltage when going one side to tank ground of each lead and then going across the two hot leads of an element?

 

Name: CB | Date: January 22, 2005, 7:07
Answer: WHAT SHOULD THE VOLTAGE BE WHEN TESTING ELEMENT VOLTAGE

 

Name: Dean | Date: February 22, 2005, 14:01
Answer: Is it a 240 volt water heater? One side of the heating element to ground (assuming the thermostat is calling for hot water) should be 115-120 volts. Measuring across the heating element from one side to the other should be 210-240 volts (again, assuming the thermostat is calling for hot water) The lower thermostat gets no power until the upper thermostat is satisfied first.